Seattle Jazz Vespers: Eugenie Jones
October 6 @ 6:00 pm
Nominee 2017, NW 2016 Vocalist of the Year – Winner 2013 NW Recording of the Year | Vocalist/Composer: classic straight-ahead, original straight-ahead, jazzed-soul, and blues.
Joining Eugenie on vocals are Darrius Willrich on piano, Greg Finegold on bass, D’Vonne Lewis on drums, and Ernesto Pediangco on percussions.
Eugenie Jones is described as a performer that makes audiences feel jazz. Vocally described as possessing, “A voice that covers words like pieces of silk covering precious stones,” Jones is an emotive, engaging song stylist that entertains, dazzles and decisively wins over audiences. (Charles Mudede)
Reminiscent in style and sophistication of iconic vocalists of the past, Jones sings and scats her way vivaciously through mainstream jazz, but also draws listeners inside contemporary storylines, sharing original tunes that have earned her… recognition as a cleverly gifted lyricist.
“In that overcrowded arena known as “female jazz singers”, Seattle-based Eugenie Jones manages to stand apart from the crowd. Ms. Jones has filled both of her outstanding albums with her own engaging compositions. This fact alone differentiates her as she is one of the very few African-American women singer-songwriters in jazz today. And finally, the lady can sing as well as she can write. She is an intelli-gent, thoughtful composer in the tradition of Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone. Fans of true jazz singing, it’s time for you to sit up and take notice.” (C. Davenport/Curt’s Jazz).